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Correspondence, manuscripts, documents, and some miscellaneous printed materials. The bulk of the correspondence files, bound in sixteen volumes, deals with "..weights and measures, the textile tariff, and other subjects" for the period 1902-1929. There are three volumes of typescript copies (carbons) prepared from Dale's holograph diaries, 1887-1929, with an index in volume one. Among the manuscripts are the following: an account book kept by Samuel Dale of Carncastle, Ireland and Little Falls, N.Y., 1810-1834; and two volumes of Thomas Dale's accounts, Little Falls, N.Y., 183?-1856. These were written by Dale's grandfather and father respectively. There is also the minutes book of the American Metrological Society, 1873-1886 and an English tally stick dated 1377.
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This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.
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Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Samuel S. Dale papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Related Archival Materials
The Thomas and Fanny Dale Library of Weights and Measures, consisting of books, pamphlets, and scrapbooks of clippings is shelved in the Rare Book Reading Room. Dale's voluminous writings are to be found in this library.
Type of reproduction--Copies in part
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Dale, Samuel S. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1930. Accession number--M-30.
Gift of Samuel S. Dale, 1930; gift of George Washington University Library, 1956.
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Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 06/--/89.
2013-06-13 xml document instance created by Carrie Hintz
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Expert, writer, and book collector on tariffs, textiles, and weights and measures. Dale was both a worker and a superintendent in the woolen and worsted mills industry.